Andrea Sanchini is a trainer in scientific writing and a scientist at the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin. In July 2017, he completed his Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences. Since May 2018, he is a certified writing trainer and coach, having completed a training at the Technische Universität Darmstadt.
He has more than ten years of experience in the field of Life Sciences and as such, can fully understand the needs and problems facing scientists and especially Ph.D. candidates. As a scientist, he experienced the challenges of writing and publishing journal articles with limited time and limited funding.
While enrolled in an international Ph.D. graduate school in Berlin, he had the chance to receive formal training in scientific writing and publishing. Andrea has worked in Public Health institutions and universities in Italy, France, Germany, and India. He is fluent in English and German and his native language is Italian.
He is a member of:
- Gesellschaft für Schreibdidaktik und Schreibforschung (Society for Writing Research)
- Ernst-Reuter-Gesellschaft der Freunde, Förderer und Ehemaligen der Freien Universität Berlin (Society of Friends, Supporters and Alumni of the Freie Universität Berlin)
- National Association of Science Writers
- European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.
1st January 2017 - present
Freelance trainer and coach in scientific writing and publishing
1st April 2017 - present
Scientist responsible for the molecular epidemiology of Tuberculosis at the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin, Germany
1st August 2017 - 15th May 2018
Additional qualification as a writing trainer and coach obtained at the Technische Universität Darmstadt.
1st November 2013 - 10th July 2017
Ph.D. grant in Biomedical Sciences, awarded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) in the International Graduate School GRK 1673 in Berlin, Germany
16th September 2011 - 15th September 2013
Fellowship grant in the European Public Health Microbiology (EUPHEM) Program, awarded by the European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC), at the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin, Germany
1st November 2008 - 15th September 2011
Research Fellowship, awarded by the Italian National Public Health Institute in Rome, Italy
1st March 2006 - 20th May 2008
Master's Degree in Biology, from the University Roma Tre in Rome, Italy
1st October 2002 - 26th February 2006
Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences, from the University Roma Tre in Rome, Italy
Ph.D. thesis with the title: "Mycobacterium avium subsp. hominissuis: The Importance of Genetic and Metabolic Diversity". July 2017.
Sanchini, A., Andrés, M., Fiebig, L., Albrecht, S., Hauer, B., Haas, W. Assessment of the use and need for an integrated molecular surveillance of tuberculosis: an online survey in Germany. BMC Public Health. 2019; 19:321. doi:10.1186/s12889-019-6631-6.
Dematheis, F., Semmler, T., Lewin, A. Metabolic Phenotype of Clinical and Environmental Mycobacterium avium subsp. hominissuis Isolates. PeerJ.
2017; 5:e2833. doi: 10.7717/peerj.2833.
Sanchini, A., Semmler, T., Mao, L., Kumar, N., Dematheis, F., et al. A Hypervariable Genomic Island Identified in Clinical and Environmental Mycobacterium avium subsp. hominissuis Isolates from Germany. Int J Med Microbiol. 2016; 306:495-503. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmm.2016.07.001.
Layer, F.*, Sanchini, A.*, Strommenger, B., Cuny, C., Breier, A. C., et al. Molecular Typing of Toxic Shock Syndrome Toxin-1- and Enterotoxin A-Producing Methicillin-Sensitive Staphylococcus aureus Isolates from an Outbreak in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Int J Med Microbiol. 2015; 305:790-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmm.2015.08.033.
* = equal contribution
Lahiri, A., Sanchini, A., Semmler, T., Schäfer, H., Lewin, A. Identification and Comparative Analysis of a Genomic Island in Mycobacterium avium subsp. hominissuis. FEBS Lett. 2014; 588:3906-11. doi: 10.1016/j.febslet.2014.08.037.
Sanchini, A., Smith, I. M., Sedlacek, L., Schwarz, R., Tintelnot, K., et al. Molecular Typing of Clinical Cryptococcus neoformans Isolates Collected in Germany from 2004 to 2010. Med Microbiol Immunol. 2014; 203:333-40. doi: 10.1007/s00430-014-0341-6.
Sanchini, A., Fiebig, L., Drobniewski, F., Haas, W., Rüsch-Gerdes, S., et al. Laboratory Diagnosis of Paediatric Tuberculosis in the European Union/European Economic Area: Analysis of Routine Laboratory Data, 2007 to 2011. Euro Surveill. 2014; 19.
Sanchini, A., Del Grosso, M., Monaco, M., Pantosti, A. Typing of Panton-Valentine Leukocidin-Encoding Phages Carried by Methicillin-susceptible and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from Italy. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2014; 20:O840-6. doi: 10.1111/1469-0691.12679.
Sanchini, A., Donoso-Mantke, O., Papa, A., Sambri, V., Teichmann, A.,et al. Second International Diagnostic Accuracy Study for the Serological Detection of West Nile Virus Infection. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2013; 7:e2184. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002184.
Monaco, M., Pedroni, P., Sanchini, A., Bonomini, A., Milanesi, B., et al. Livestock-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Responsible for Human Colonization and Infection in an Area of Italy with high Density of Pig Farming. BMC Infect Dis. 2013; 13:258. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-13-258.
Sambri, V., Capobianchi, M. R., Cavrini, F., Charrel, R., ... Sanchini, A., et al. Diagnosis of West Nile Virus Human Infections: Overview and Proposal of Diagnostic Protocols Considering the Results of External Quality Assessment Studies. Viruses. 2013; 5:2329-48. doi: 10.3390/v5102329.
Sanchini, A., Spitoni, M. G., Monaco, M., Raglio, A., Grigis, A., et al. Outbreak of Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in a Hospital Newborn Nursery in Italy due to Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus USA300 Clone. J Hosp Infect. 2013; 83:36-40. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2012.09.017.
Sanchini, A., Pantosti, A. MRSA: new Troubles from the Animal Farm. Future Microbiol. 2011; 6:1113-5. doi: 10.2217/fmb.11.98.
Gagliotti, C., Monaco, M., Sabia, C., Gargiulo, R., ... Sanchini, A., et al. Staphylococcus aureus in a Northern Italian Region: Phenotypic and Molecular Characterization. Scand J Infect Dis. 2012; 44:24-8. doi: 10.3109/00365548.2011.603744.
Sanchini, A., Campanile, F., Monaco, M., Cafiso, V., Rasigade, J. P., et al. DNA Microarray-Based Characterization of Panton-Valentine Leukocidin-Positive Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus from Italy. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2011; 30:1399-408. doi: 10.1007/s10096-011-1234-x.
Monaco, M., Sanchini, A., Grundmann, H., Pantosti, A., EARSS-Italy S. aureus Typing Group. Vancomycin-Heteroresistant Phenotype in Invasive Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Isolates Belonging to spa Type 041. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2010; 29:771-7. doi: 10.1007/s10096-010-0922-2.
Pantosti, A., Sanchini, A., Monaco, M. Mechanisms of Antibiotic Resistance in Staphylococcus aureus. Future Microbiol. 2007; 2:323-34.
Donoso-Mantke, O., Escadafal, C., Sanchini, A., Domingo, C., Hagedorn, P., et al. Tick-Borne Encephalitis Viruses. In Liu, D. (2014). Manual of Security Sensitive Microbes and Toxins. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis group, Boca Raton, Florida.